Christmas is a tough time for golfers. The weather is likely to be challenging and the course in poor condition. There isn’t any live golf on the telly, just endless re-runs of old PGA Tour events and Ryder Cups. With that in mind, there’s nothing like a good present to put a smile on a golfer’s face during the winter lull. If you’re looking for something to buy your golf partner at Christmas, here are the best options when it comes to golf Christmas gifts.
Why not gift a course of lessons with a local professional? Even the best players could use a little fine-tuning to their games in the off-season and winter is a great time to work on your game as you prepare to start the new season.
Virgin offer a 60-minute golf lesson with a PGA professional in courses up and down the country, with a £5 discount off your next lesson booked if you make the booking on the day.
A round of golf at a top course
If you’re feeling generous, then why not give someone you know a voucher for a game of golf at a famous venue? If you play golf yourself, you might benefit from this present too!
Tickets for a big event
The Open at Portrush next year is already sold out, but why not look at one of the other significant events taking place in the UK through 2019?
Perhaps the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club, the BMW PGA at Wentworth or the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn. Pick the one that’s closest to the recipient, and they can enjoy a brilliant day or a couple of days watching golf of the highest quality.
You may not know for sure what glove or ball to buy as a gift, but a good golf towel is essential. Perhaps opt for a microfibre model that is super-absorbent and fast-drying.
A great golf book
Have a look at the best-sellers in the golfing lists; there’s bound to be something that the recipient of your gift will enjoy.
This year’s biography of Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian perhaps, or something a little more classic like Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf” or Bob Rotella’s masterpiece on golfing psychology: “Golf is Not a Game of Perfect.”
Check out our blog on the greatest golf books ever written for more inspiration if you’re stuck for ideas.
A year’s subscription to a golf magazine
Who wouldn’t welcome a monthly glossy with features, tips and equipment advice on the sport they love?
From Bunkered to Golf Monthly, there is a range of golfing titles which provide unique and interesting insights into the sport.
A putt returner
Winter might be a tricky time for golf, and the Christmas holidays even more so, but it needn’t mean practice should go completely out of the window.
A putt returner allows you to work on your putting stroke on the carpet, in the comfort of your own home. There are plenty of models on the market, but all do the same thing – fire the ball straight back to you if your stroke finds the target.
Winter golfing in the UK is tough but it can be made a lot more pleasant by hand warmers.
They come in all shapes and sizes but effectively, they all do the same thing. You put them in your pocket or gloves and, by chemical reaction, they give out heat to keep your hands warm on chilly days.
Last but not least, why not give someone a year’s peace of mind on the golf course?
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